Days 17-21 of Me Made May 2014

The dress I made (and wore) over the weekend. #latergram #mmmay14 #ladyskater

On Saturday, I didn’t wear anything Me-Made, but I made this dress! I almost wore it to a party, but was invited to go for a hike instead, and I do NOT have any handmade shorts or casual t-shirts (which will become a problem at the end of the month, when I’m camping…unless I throw together a Plantain Tee before then)

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Since the dress was still clean, I wore it to work on Sunday.

Have you bought a Lady Skater Dress pattern yet? Weren’t you won over by last week’s red dress? If not, I think this is a stronger argument. Differences between the two: higher neckline (because I messed up my first neckline and had to cut it out and re-make, a lesson that only had to be learned once), slightly higher waist (I shortened the bodice by an inch-ish), slightly longer skirt (actually 2-3 inches longer, but I was able to hem this version).

I LOVE THIS DRESS! I will probably wear it to pieces. Bonus: the fabric was reclaimed from an old convertible dress with a MONSTER circle skirt, so it was a zero-cost endeavor.

(Eagle-eyed readers will notice that this was taken later in the week, based on the state of the clutter behind me, and that’s because I was too busy managing an event to take a proper photo.)

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Dress is my first knit version of the pink dress pattern, and yes, it’s still unhemmed and held together with safety pins at the top.

Cardigan is M5241 which I do NOT recommend you buy, because it has no fit and slides off the shoulders like they don’t exist. But, since I made it out of a fun heathered sweater knit, I still wear it, grumbling every time about the pattern and dreaming of the day I’ll rip it apart and remake it with some shoulder seams.

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More shots of the dress in action. And of me boxing up files!

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This skirt – a simple, self-drafted wrap skirt made from a failure of a faux-wrap dress – begs the question, “Hipster? Or sister-wife?” I can’t ride that divide too often, but always enjoy it with this skirt. Also, it’s a dreamy soft knit, so I always feel like I’m wearing pajamas.

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The top is a version of the ikat shirt that I cut from a trifted men’s shirt! The button placket is stitched together at the neckline, but not at the bottom, so I could technically unbutton and tie it at the back.

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Oh hey! Another version of the pink dress pattern! I originally planned on wearing them all in a row (all 6 of them), but couldn’t bear the monotony.

We’re getting down to the dregs of my handmade wardrobe. It’s a lot of skirts (mostly made from cutting apart RTW dresses and adding waistbands), one fancy dress, a few maxi skirts, and a few dresses that are only hanging in my closet for Me-Made May, but would otherwise be in a box of Things To Fix.

Any predictions for what I’m going to sew over Memorial Day Weekend?

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